The Lindley tiny house by Tiny Life Construction is built on a custom 20-foot trailer. It’s 8’6″ wide and 13’4″ tall. The primary sleeping space is a loft with ample headroom, but it also has space on the main level for a futon sofa to accommodate guests.
The exterior can be finished in natural or stained cypress siding. Inside you’ll find white oak flooring, LED lighting, a sliding barn door for the bathroom, propane range, full size refrigerator, solid oak counterops, and an automatic heating/cooling system.
It’s built with standard RV hookups for power and water and an RV toilet system or composting toilet are also options. It’s pictured here with a standard flush toilet.
Altogether, Woody cost about $50,000 to build. The couple put Brian’s skills as a recent architecture school graduate to the test by designing it themselves. They decided early on that they would take on all of the construction work, too, even though they had no experience.” – Dwell
…we managed to erect a solid ~200 square foot cabin over 6 days of building. The project consumed ~40 working hours, 264 two-by-fours, 3,000 photos which add up to this time-lapse video and about $6,065.62 excluding the land we built on.” – Six Day Cabin
Located on a bend in Lake Austin across from Canyonland Nature Preserve, the site is suggestive of the elliptical form that maximizes the beautiful views of the undulating hills beyond.” – Bercy Chen Studio
See more of the Shore Vista Boat Dock by Bercy Chen Studio
Using SIPs instead of traditional stick-framing with insulation also allows us to have thinner, yet more stable walls, which allows us to maximize interior space every inch is valuable when youre talking about living in 175 sq. ft. as well as increase the “road-durability” of our house. As an added bonus, SIP walls go up more easily, and often more quickly than traditional walls which will be great news for us whenever the trailer arrives.” – Vagabode
Shannon is building the Pioneer’s Cabin, a 16’x20′ cabin I designed. His house is located on 14.5 acres just north of Birmingham, AL and will be used by his family part time. It will be most likely fully off-grid with power from solar panels and/or a generator.
He’ll be using live edge siding and pine logs for front porch posts and balusters. As he builds we’ll be following along. So far he’s built the foundation and deck platform but has also begun collecting and working the wood for the siding, porch posts, and balusters.
Above: Most recent progress photo. Below: Logs cut for live edge siding.
Above: Pine logs being peeled for porch posts. Below: The pine logs for balusters and posts.
You can find the plans for the Pioneer’s Cabin at Tiny House Design.
Update: Shannon will be harvesting barn wood for his cabin, and has scored some good reclaimed roofing.
Take careful note of the building technique he uses for the walls and roof. You won’t see that much in the USA but Markus reports it works great for cold climates.
The house is 17 sqm and the lofts are 10,5sqm so its a pretty big tinyhouse on wheels. Ceiling hight is almost 4m inside. Heating system is an old woodstove, and the water I carry inside. I have electrics but only for lighting and computer and such, not for heating. The temperature here can get down to minus 30 degrees celsius so thats why I wanted the house to be really good insulated. The insulation is recycled newspapers. And of course,around the chimney I have rocwool.” – Markus
Skylights have been installed on our little tiny roof! We have two larger skylights in the great room and a smaller one above the bedroom loft for stargazing and the like. We had a little hiccup with the skylights since Lowes sent us the wrong ones and we didn’t figure it out till it got installed. The glass on the skylights are supposed to be transparent rather than opaque. It’s been tricky to install the skylights so with a little maneuvering we were able to get Lowes to remedy their mistake by agreeing to send us the correct glass.” …Continues